James Waylon Arnett, 29, 575 William Reecer Road, Moss, TN was killed this past Thursday, June 29, 2006, when the motorcycle he was riding left the roadway and crashed. No other vehicles were apparently involved in the fatal accident.
According to the THP accident report, Arnett was riding a 2005 Honda motorcycle, traveling south on the Carthage Road (Hwy. 56), when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a barbed wire fence. The sudden impact with a metal fence post was apparently responsible for the young man's death.
The fatality occurred at 4:30 p.m. about two-tenths of a mile north of the intersection of Hwy. 56 and the Oak Grove Road. He was pronounced dead at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette later that same afternoon.
Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers Gerald Carter, Danny Fisher and Ed Crouch investigated the accident, which is the second official vehicular fatality in Macon County this year. According to the THP report, Arnett was wearing his motorcycle helmet at the time of the incident.
Funeral services for young Arnett were held this past Sunday afternoon at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, KY. He is survived by his father, James Arnett, and mother Janell Moore Arnett of Moss, Tennessee, two daughters and one son. For complete obituary information see Section C, page 3 in this week's paper.